Lamborghini’s classic division has famous names behind it, and will be able to fix and supply parts for any classic model from the company’s past
Factory certification of a classic car’s authenticity, most famously formalised by Ferrari’s Classiche service, is becoming increasingly popular, especially when there’s also a restoration service on offer. Lamborghini announced its PoloStorico facility last year, showcasing the fabulous metallic green Miura SV that starred at the Villa d’Este concours, but PoloStorico is now officially open to customers.
It covers Lamborghini models that have been out of production for at least 10 years, it preserves archives and records, and it is currently able to supply 65% of classic Lamborghini parts while claiming to be able to find the rest if required.
The Certification of Authenticity service has some famous names behind it and operates through two committees. These are overseen by chairman and CEO, Stefano Domenicali, former boss of Ferrari’s Formula 1 team.
The Comitato dei Saggi, or ‘Committee of Wise Men’, consists of Lamborghini’s current R&D director, Maurizio Reggiani, plus two past experts: Giampaolo Dallara, technical director in the 350 GT, Miura, Marzal and Espada years, and Mauro Forghieri, past motor sport director and, like Domenicali, once the Ferrari Formula 1 chief.
Reporting to the sages is the self-explanatory Comitati Tecnici, made up of current Lamborghini and third-party experts and responsible for all historic data. Its first four projects cover bills of materials for reproducing authentic spare parts, research into historical images, production records for all variants of all cars, and colour codes for exteriors and interiors. ‘The PoloStorico committee system… ensures our heritage is of the highest integrity and credibility,’ says Domenicali.
Words: John Simister